The International Alliance to Advance Learning in the Digital Era (IAALDE) represents over 3,000 leading researchers worldwide who have joined forces to advance science, practice, and policy on issues surrounding learning in the context of a digital, technology-driven era.
Viktoria Pammer-Schindler, group leader of the research area ‘Data-driven Business’ at Know-Center and the Working, Learning & Technology group at the Institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science (ISDS), is now heading as the Chair of this alliance formed by 10 independent societies, such as the ISLS (International Society of the Learning Sciences), AIED (International Artificial Intelligence in Education Society), ST&D (Society for Text and Discourse), among others.
Their mission is to advance scientific and practical understandings of how to teach, how learners learn, and how technological systems can more effectively support education. Their objective is to have a more powerful and global impact by linking together societies with overlapping interests and goals.
Each individual society has its own history and disciplinary or multi-disciplinary foundation and established mechanisms for supporting the dissemination of their scholarly work. What they have in common is a commitment to research on learning, broadly defined, and an orientation towards producing research that has a real impact in the world.